Pearson VUE captures primary vendor status on Cisco certification exams worldwide

In a major victory for Pearson VUE, Cisco has awarded it primary vendor status on Cisco certification exams worldwide.

Pearson VUE - Cisco Press Release
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To meet global demand, Cisco is moving to a primary-vendor strategy with Pearson VUE so that the two organizations can mutually expand their investments. This focused relationship will enable Cisco and Pearson VUE together to build a stronger infrastructure that will provide the following benefits: 1. Further innovation in technology to preserve the integrity and security of individual certification testing, thereby preserving the value of certification to employers. 2. Better market penetration into remote locations, as well as concentrated marketing outreach and recruitment efforts. 3. Greater convenience for Cisco customers and partners in testing locations (both mobile and fixed). Be sure to view the following Cisco certification exam FAQs to answer all your concerns about the new exam primary vendor: TestTaker FAQs TestCenter FAQs

Robert Whelan
"Pearson VUE has robust security measures in place at its global testing centers and we constantly evaluate our processes and technology to ensure we’re staying one step ahead of the industry in protecting the integrity of the exams we deliver," said Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE. "We’re working closely with Cisco to develop new processes that will not only safeguard Cisco’s exams, but those of our other test sponsors as well." "We’re thrilled to be partnering with Cisco on this new initiative and we look forward to a long and successful relationship."

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Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn
"We are investing heavily in Cisco educational initiatives around the world to ensure proper coverage of technical skills for our customers, our partners and ourselves," said Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, senior director of Learning@Cisco. “Our overall goal for developing technical talent is to have the right people, in the right place, at the right time so that our customers and partners have the best possible experience with our technology." "We’re confident that as a result of this collaboration, Cisco certifications will continue to be highly regarded and relevant to employers across the globe." "Our certification strategy and its related partnerships are critical to achieving our objective." "We are dramatically expanding Cisco’s technical certification systems by improving the delivery of cutting-edge technical training curricula, developing professional learning communities, expanding global coverage and aggressively improving certification security worldwide." "Ultimately, this will help in the recruitment and retention of solid technical talent as well as increase the overall brand value of Cisco certifications."

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